Google prefers Word?

Hee hee… some time back I looked into a job with Google. Recently they contacted me. Now I am not job-hunting this week but it never hurts to see what the market is up to, right? I mean maybe someone will want to dump truckloads of cash and stock options in my driveway , right… you never know. So I asked the very innocent question: do you have my resume? As you can see the results (redacted so no one gets in trouble, but very real nonetheless) are funny. The summary:

  • Me: want my resume?
  • Them: yes
  • Me: here is the Google Doc version
  • Them: um… can you send it in Word?

Now that cracks me up.

June 5

 

 

 

Hi Paul,

Can you send in word format?

 

– Show quoted text –


Thanks,
Xyz

On 6/4/07, Paul Steckler <paul@bricin.net> wrote:
> Sure, http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcb7xbp4_13cqskcj is
> the URL for the Google Doc version. Let me know if you would prefer an
> alternate format.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul
>
>
> On 6/4/07, Xyz <xyz@google.com> wrote:
> >
> > No, I don’t. Please send to me if you have one onhand. 🙂
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Xyz
> >
> > On 6/4/07, Paul Steckler <paul@bricin.net> wrote:
> > > Sounds good. Do you have a copy of my resume?
> > >
> > >

 

2 thoughts on “Google prefers Word?

  1. […] friend and colleague of mine has a funny story about someone from Google asking for his resume, and not accepting it in Google Docs format, but […]

  2. Yeah, it kind of emphasizes the stranglehold Microsoft has (or could have) on information when closed formats are a de-facto standard.I would have offered a PDF as a counter offer in the format negotiations. 😉

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